The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, April 04, 1896, Image 1
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4 VOL. I. '%atslogr — WICKS PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. A PRIL 4,189G. • ell/ ost i r tic NO. 35 KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Special ties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled $3.25 Per Case. 411. - WE TIANDLI) THE FINEST BRANDS OF 1_1(1110P8, 61adrS, ON THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. KOEGEL Si JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Mqlitana. IN THE ODD CORNER: SOME QUEER PHASES Trivial Things AND CURIOUS OF LIFE. Cause Death Anti -Flirt - log Law a Fallum—e. topeteal Puzzle —Only One Lye on Her KID lour EYOND THE SEA. In a green land Where only riv- ers are; Beyond the clouds, in a clear sky. Close by some quiet star, Could you not fancy there might be A home, Beloved, ' for you and -it there were such a home, my Friend. Truly prepared for us, Full of palm branches or of crowns, Sun-gemmed and glorious. How should we reach it? Let us cease Prom longing; let uG be at peace.\ \The nightingale sang yestereve; A sweet song singeth she, Most sad and without any hope. And full of memory; But still methought it, seemed to speak To me of home, an bid me seek.\ \The nightingale ceased ere the morn; Her heart cou'd not contain The passion of her song, but burst With the loud throbbing pain. Now she hath rest which is the beet, And now I, too, would be at rest.\ \Last night I watched the mounting moon; Her glory was too pale To shine through the black, heavy clouds That wrapt her like a veil; And yet with patience she passed through The mists and reached the depths of blue.\ \And when the road was traveleel o'er And when the goal was won. A little while and all her light Was swallowed by the sun; Tbo weary moon must seek again— Even so our search would be in vain.\ \Yet seek with me. And if our way Be long and troublesome, Lad if our noon be hot until The chilly shadows come Of evening—till those shadows flee l's dawn, think. Love, it is with me.\ Beer,' 14aY. seek alone; I am nel - mate For such as you in truth; 1 - ..y heart is old before its time; Yours yet Is in its youth. This home with pleasures girt about Seek you, for I am wearied out.\ Trivial Things tense Death. The late Dr. Beard compiled a list of deaths from trivial causes, such as the slow abrasion of a collar button, the puncture of a hairpin, the swallow- ing of a piece of cork in a glass of wine, the bite of a fly and the excitement of a pyrotechnic display. It may be added that the doctor himself died from the effects of blood poisoning occasioned by an ulcerated tooth which gave him no alarm. It is recorded of the Abbe St. Simon that he cut himself with the sharp edge of a piece of vellum that he was illumin Ring and died from the wound, but that is tame by the side of the well-known merchant in Pittsburg who. in helping his wife to hang a mir- ror, slipped upon the step -ladder and severed his jugular vein on the broken edge of the mirror as he fell. Innum- erable cases of death are recorded of persons attempting to open a box of sardines or a bottle of wine. Froleeart says that the venerable St. Clothtus of Brittany was killed in the hut of a for- ester in Normandy while drinking sack before the fire. A splinter shot out of the tire and penetrated his brain through his eye. Bet we hare at least two cases of death produced by the puncture of the brain through the eye by a para- sol. Of course, 'nature doesn't need aerolites wh she can kill so hard- headed a man as Was Aeschylus by dropping a tortoise on him, and a Sara - cent(' spear is superfluous in an age of hypodermic syringes which may be ta- ken to stand for the bare bodkin of Hamlet. ATing Pa, one of the bloodiest of China's philosophers, is said to have died of infection by wetting his fingers to turn over the leaves of It poleoned volume; which takes us at once to the Venetian ladles in the days of the flor- gins, who managed to plan death in the odors of certain nosegays which they gave to their husbands. in a record of crime made in 1868 by one 'Indwell there is an account of a Welshman who used postage stamps to avenge himself on his enemies. His plan was to infect the gum on a stamp vdtli the germs of a deadly diseace, and then write a plaits - thi n lett e r to his enemy, int - losing the infected stamps for an answer, relying upon the probability that the lingua- l/PI ling victim wouhl apply It to his tongire It is to let regretted that !ind- well ilOrrt not fuienieh iii, with the re sunsof ti:la rather fanciful story. a,.11-ritetiee I Ater • teller.. The ort In Virginia to provide by legislati,e enactment for me punieh- aient of boys flirtfig with school girls seems to have been unsuccessful. About two years ago a law was passed making it a misdemeanor, punishable upon Con- viction by fine, for any man to loiter about a tent tie school. The president of a prominent Richmond female college was the first to attempt a prosecution under the law. Later a similar attempt was made in one of the border cities to convict a young than of ogling the girls. His counsel; however, promptly gave notice that it 7abpoenea all of the lady teachers and many of the girls and bring them into court as witnesses. Rather than aubject the ladies to this humiliation the principal abandoned the prosecution. This line of „defense indicates the futility of °convicting flirt - era under the law, and it will be re- pealed. Only One Eya on Her. At a card party in the northwest a few evenings ago, a cross-eyed man was posing as the man who knew it all, giving his positive opinions on every subject in a loud voice, and otherwise making himself a general nuance. A Boston girl was particularly annoyed at the lordly air he assumed and the attacks he had made on some of her pet theories. She made up her mind to bowl him over if she ever got a chance. It came sooner than expected. A few minutes later she was the partner of the cross-eyed man, who immediately proceeded to give elaborate instruc- tion,a as to how certain cards should be played to insure them the game. He finished by saying, \Now go ahead, Miss Back Bay, and remember I have my eye on you.\ She never looked up but in the most innocent way imagine able, said: \Which eye, Mr. Jones?\ It broke up the party.—Washingtor Post. Killed Four Lions. Four American lions attacked a cat- tle herder and his horse in the mount- ains near the Carson river, Nevada, a week ago, and were making things live- ly for them when two other men rode 'up, and the flight and chttse that fol- lowed resulted in the killing of all four lions. The herder says he was passing a clump of bushes when the lions jumped out and sprang on the flanks of the horse. He managed to throw himself off the animal and made for the tree. He had only a shotgun with-him, and had just emptied it on the brutes, which were worrying the horse, winn two other mea rode up and opened I fro on the lions. The beasts started off, but were chased, and all four were &lot. The horse was badly torn and had to be shot. Curious Optical Fact. A very curious fact is the impossibil- ity of moving your eyes while examin- ing the reflection of that organ in a mirror. It is really the most movable part of she face; yet, if you hold your head fixed and try to move your eyes while watching it you cannot do It— even the one -thousandth of an inch. Of course if you look at the reflection of the nose, or at any other part of your face, your eye must move to see R. But the strange thing is that the moment you endeavor to perceive the motion the eye is fixed. This is one of the - !masons why a person's expression as seen by himself in a glass is quite dif- ferent from what it is when seen by others. • A Vegetable Solder. Dr. Welwitech, who has recently ex- plored the country about Cape Negro, In Africa, tells of a curious tree called the spider tree. It grows on windy plains, its stem attaining it diameter of four feet, although it does not exceed one foot in height.. It puts out two leaves, each six or eight feet 111 length. and these are split by the whiffling of the wind into a number of stiff, narrow ribbons, bearing no little resemblance to the legs of a gigantic spider. This reaemblanco becomes startling when a strong breeze puts the leg -like leaves Into a rapid motion, and tile negroes shi%eringly exclaim that the great spi- der is struggling to get Wow. Women In Politics. That woman in politics means purity In politics one Kansas woman has started out to demonstrate in an inter- esting way. Mrs. D. P. Leslie was elected county clerk in Brown county at the last election. She, of course, pledged herself to appoint only deserv- ing persons to Mlle* In her control. She has begun by making her daughter chief deputy. She knows the character of this appointee thoroughly. and is sat- lefled of her fitness and integrity. Now the workers are wondering how far her faith In her own family goes. Moan H.'• Reply. Miss Susan a Anthony is an adroit logician, and one cannot help admir- ing her reply to the congressmen whir called her attention to the feet that large numbers of women object to hav- ing thrust upon them the responelialli- ties incident to suffrage rights. \So do children object to going to achool,\ said Miss Anthony, \and the women whose protests you mention are mere political children' The analogy in not finite olitfons, perhaps. till( as repay tee the figure win t ffectlye enough. Thirty fteVeri years ago a iirookvilit (Me.) Woman received a present of a lamp, two chimneys and a globe and though In conStant IIRO are yet un hieLen. SILVER IS THE ISSUE. TARIFF WILL CUT NO FIGURE IN THE CAMPAIGN. The Populists Looming Up as the t:reat- est Power In American Politics—Sure of a Sitter President in 1893- Shadow& ei Cowing Eveltte - — Day by day it becomes clearer that the great issue of 1896 will be, whether the American people shall return to the hottest monk*, of the constitution, by the cornplete -` testoration of silver, or permit themselves to be dragged to their death and destruction at the Wheels of England's golden chariot. That is the issue and there is no blinking it. The senseless drivel about \50 -cent dollars,\ and \honest money,\ presents an issue that is absolutely false, and If the people will study the question a little they will see it. Where is no -question of a \fifty -cent dollar\ involyed. It is a one -hundred cent dollar or a \two-hundred-cent . 6ol- lar,\ which the gold dollar actually is. The republican convention goes to St. Louis. In that convention there will be a tremendous struggle over the money plank. The extreme silver men will have nothing less than free coin- age at 16 to 1. Unless they get it, there will doubtless be several spokes knocked out of the republican wheel then and there. The democratic convention comes to Chicago, but no one looks for a repre- sentative convention. Two-thirds of the democratic party are for free coin- age. If the administration and the money power together do not capture the convention it will certainly be a grand triumph for the people. It the sentiments of the rank and file at the party do not find expression both in the platform and the candidates, there will not only be some spokes knocked out of the democratic wheel, but the hub will go too. That is, these things will take place if silver demo- crats are true to their principles, as we believe they are. Then the populist party is looming up as an unquestioned power in American politics. In the creed of this organiza- tion there is much that is good, and it has in its ranks some very able and admirable men. The more conservative of its ele- ments understand that they cannot ex- pect to win In the near future on all of their issues. In order to win at all, they must plant themselves on middle ground, where the dissatisfied elements of other parties can meet them. Should they conclude to make bimetal- lism the paramount issue, it may lead to combinations that will revolution- ize the country. On the 22d instant a conference of leading men was held in Washing- ton for the' purpose of outlining a pol- icy. This conference was composed of men from all parties and all sections, and was a fair representation of the average silver sentiment of the coun- try. The national executive committee of the populist party has appointed a com- mittee to confer with the American Bimetallic Union at Washington. Thus events thicken and the tide of silver sentiment rolls on. The campaign of 1896 bids fair to be the most momentous and exciting of any since the close of the war, and the \ghost\ of free silver, of which we have heard so much, will be the grand cen- tral figure of the play. CLOSING OF It4CitAN MINT. It Was Part of the Conspiracy to Rot, American Producers. A correspondent writes from Ga- lena, Ill., as follows: Hon. if. F. Bar - tine, Chicago, Ill. My Dear Sir: In your reply to Mr. T. E. Diamond in The Bimetallist of Feb. 5. yoe gave two very strong reasons why certain classes in England were interested In the further separation of the standards of value in India and Englanil. hut overlooked an- -oho; very strong renean. England's interests are three agricultural, linen - (dal and manufacturing. Its commercial being well included within the latter. The fall in the gold value of an India rupee had already seriously affected English manufacturing by - dietcouragIng commerce between the countries owing to the fluctuating of exchange and a gradual rise of the Ramp. This stimu- later! domestic industry in India to the detriment of Birmingham and other centers of activity in England. While the money power controls Eng- land's policy, when its interest is at all menaced. England's official ear be- comes very sensitive to the protest of her other interests. With the English land owner, the money leaner and the manufacturer all demanding a common sacrifice from the British dependency, it•was granted with alacrity that a fur- ther vantage he not granted to the India farmer. that the money loaners' tribute be not endangered and that the English factory be not put to a further Bead van tee - if every intelligent voter In the Un- ion could read the Bimetallist front now until election the fate of financial emancipation would he In no doubt in Ignorance of finance lies gold'a great 'lope Reapectfully, M It CLEARY Mr Cleary I. right in saying that the English manufacturers were being In- jured by the competition of East Indian factories, but he is mistaken in think- ing that the mint of India was closed on that account. The suspension of coinage on publii account in India was the act of the East Indian government itself, permission of the British ministry having first been obtained. In doing this, the Indian government was seeking to save itself from the disastrous consequences of a further and heavy decline in the gold value of the rupee. The government of that reentry would scarcely go de- liberately at work to protect the Man. cheater factory at the expense of those In Calcutta and Bombay. The English government of India Is very strongly in favor of bimetallism, and some of the ablest blmetallists in the world are, or have been, members of that government. What they wanted was the reittoration of silver, not its ex- clusion from the mint. The closing of the mint was not a policy of desire, but, as expressed by President Andrews, one of \despair.\—National Bimetal- list. CO A LITTLE SLOW. Silver the Only Question on Which Patriots of America Are United. Editor The National Bimetallist: I am glad that the great \rank and file\ of the two old parties refuse to longer be \nosed\ about by the leaders that are responsible for the awful conditions that now prevail, have taken the ini- tiative step to ally themselves with the party that has already \declared\ itself on the question that so vitally affects us all, and called a representa- tive meeting of the bimetallists of the nation to meet at St. Louis at the time of the convening of the People's party In national convention. That is a step In the right d1rection. Neither of the old parties will offer, either in plat- form or as a candidate for the presi- dency, anything looking toward the \free and unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1,\ independent of any other government intervention. If such a thing should happen the \money power\ would defeat such a party at the polls, for they have the machinery and can do it. But if all the reform forces can and will unite at St. Louis upon a common platform, with a presi- dential candidate who will stand upon the platform with both feet, declaring for the free and unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio that it enjoyed prior ta 1873, and then add the \initiative the \referendum\ and the \imperative mandate\ planks, such a party could and would sweep the country, electing a president and a majority of both houses of congress. With such a plat- form the issue between the monometal- lists and bimetallists would be square- ly made, and the Populists and Prohi- bitionists would, In the end, gain all they are now demanding, and the \peo- ple\ would rule; for if any representa- tive dared to be recreant to the trust reposed In him, he would be called home and an honest man placed in congress who would do the will of the people. With the \initiative\ In the hands of the people, prohibition would follow and the saloon that has been such an awful curse, would be eliminat- ed from the nation; railroads, tele- graphs, telephones and express com- panies would soon come under either government ownership or control, and the land question equitably settled. And not only that, but the government would issue all the money and the peo- ple control It, instead of its being is- sued by private corporations and con- trolled by them for their private inter- ests as now. In that manner we would soon have an Ideal republic as intended by our forefathers by and through the constitution, instead of a plutocracy as now exists. There is not a government on the face of the earth—excepting, possibly, Rue- sin—that is worse governed than the United States, and yet no nation, like ours, has the semblance of being gov- erned \by the people.\ If the dear, good people will now, In this year, lay aside their party prejudice:a and vote awhile for their own Interests, and all stand together as one man at the polls, the difficulty cap and will he soon set- tled. Yours for reform, CHARLES HOWELLL. ....seetreS A Witte Baby. From Harper's Bazar: Voice fr:.4m Up- stairs — Boo-hoo-hoo—wow-wow-wow. My name ain't— Papa (below -stairs) — Hete—what's that noise up there? Voice—Tommy's me names! Tommy—!— Papa—What did he call you, Willie? Willie (with a wild shriek of despair) —He c -called me Dunraven. Tom.ny—Well—papa—he won't play fair. _N. B.—The chief merit of this &be0. dote is' that it is absolutely true. Our correspondent Is all right on thin main idea- -the necessity for united ac- tion. He makes one mistake though— that of expecting too much. There are at least ten million voters in the United States who do not even know wit% the \initiative.\ the \refer- endum\ and the \Imperative\ mean at; those terme are used In our polities. Where they are understood there are wide differences of opinion concerning their merits. --National Bimetallist. Light Is firealtletr. A few months ago Judge Allier, sec- ond vice-president of the union, made a silver speech in western New York, and upon his return, said; \The Ignorance of the people upon the qtreatIon of bi- metallism is astonishing. The farmers of western New York. as elsewhere. Ire losing their farms hitt don't understati I why \ That Reed was sown in fruitful soil To -day we are receiving im,re calls to; literature from western New York than any pro I of this great natIon. Ills Quest. \And so your friend has been in At dee,\ she said to Derringe: Dan. \That's what he has, ma'am.\ \Looking for diamonds?\ \Yes ma'am. Diamonds, er Cr spades er any old thing he happenzsl Ier feel the need of at the time.\ A brothel Fondness. Froxp . ae Detroit Free Press. \Ha (1,\ said Mrs. Pulsiver, \when you talk in your sleep about the kitty it always wakes the baby up. She just dptes on a kitty.\ \So do 1,\ answered Mr. P., grateful for his escape. Whet Else? From the Detroit Tribune. \Goad heavens, the flat is ou fire.\ \How do you know?\ \Look at the thermometer. It has riser to 70.\ Turning pale, they fled, abandoning their effects. As In a Looking tilass. Chapple—\So that's a blooming ass. Sy Jove! what a stupid looking crea- ture—hang it all, I believe Dashleigh Icsulted me yesterday when he called me a blooming ass.\ A Stiff Drink One reason I stopped drinking. Said the man from Lafayette, Is no matter what you call for You can't tell what you get. It was in July of ninety-four, While traveling in the West, I witnessed what I'll not forget 'Till I am laid to rest. The run was long and tiresome, The scenery not sublime, So a game of cards was started, Just to pass away the time. The players, four in number, Were traveling men, I think, Two sold liquor, one cigars, And one sold printers' ink. Across the isle a stranger sat Who hadn't much to say. He smoked when the cigars were passed And calmly watched the play. \Tell you what\ said the liquor man: \In my case I've something nice. We'd have a most delicious drink If I only had some ice.\ \I'll get the ice,\ the stranger said And he started for the door. He soon returned with a basketful And placed It on the floor. The drummer then mixed up a drink. And I tell you it was fine. It made us all quite sociable And the stranger a as right In Boat ' Several trips the stranger made And of as many drinks had a share He finally came with a basket full And said It was all he could spare \It's Just Bite this\ the stranger sale, And his voice was low and deep; \I've got a corps , - In the baggage ca.., And I'm afraid the thing won't keep.\ —hi. %V. Sparks. ('ante for Alarm. - Great heavens, the 11:,t is on fire.\ \How do you know?\ \Look at the thermometer. It has risen to 70.\ Turning pale, they fled, abandoning their effects. Why. C•rotinly. Jeanne That handsome, impudent fellow staring at US Might to horse- whipped. Nitirle—What for' Jeanne—Why, for not speak hug, of 'ours.% Where to Finer Them \This age demands men who heve convictions,\ shouted thy impassioned oraitor. \Where shall wo find them — \in the penitentiary. - I eplied a an n 'he gallery. The slew t'ersion. Early to bed and elrly to rise t, the way to tie healthy, wealthy it'd wise: Iltit late tO rise anti late to bed Is the way to ekjOy one's life, 'tie RoAl. ,